Fine Art Blog!

Hi, everyone! Shortest blog post you’ll ever see on this blog. Guaranteed. For those of you who know that I’m a fine artist, I finally have my art blog set up and ready to rock. I just posted the first post today, and I figured that I’d let you all know where I’m at in…

The Anatomy of a Freelance Life

I’m currently writing the third book in the A Freelance Writer’s Guide To series, which is entitled A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Setting Up Shop. It’s all about how to set up your business, including the mindsets you need to have, what you need to do first, and how to conduct your first thirty days. As…

Read as I write. For free.

Hi, guys! So, I’m trying an experiment. I started one like it awhile back, but I never finished it. Mainly because I was seriously struggling in the area of focus. I’m still pretty scattered, but I’m narrowing my ambitions to writing alone. Particularly writing of the fiction variety. (Don’t worry, I’m still working on the Freelancer’s…

The New Book is Out!

Hey guys! As most of you know, I’ve been working on a series of books called A Freelance Writer’s Guide To. The first book was all about researching, and I’ve been working on the second book, A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Marketing. Well, it’s finally done and published, and you can get it for free…

Kindle Countdown Deal is ON

Hi guys! Just here to tell you that the first book in my A Freelance Writer’s Guide To series, A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Researching, is currently on a Kindle Countdown Deal. For the next two days, you can get it for just $0.99! After that, you’ll be able to get it for $1.99 and…

The Slow Death of the Content Mill

If you’re a freelance writer, and you hoped that content mills would be the key to a future and a wonderful career path, you’re probably starting to feel a little bummed out at the moment. Why? Because content mills are dying. It’s been a slow death, but it’s been a death that most freelancers and…

Constant Content: One Image For Your Consideration

Hi guys! If you’ve been following my blog for very long, you know just how much I love Constant Content as an outlet for writing. You can choose the subjects you write about, write as little or as much as you’d like, and set your own prices. But many people ask me, “Courtney, how much…

5 Top-Selling Categories on Constant Content

Hi everyone! Updates and Business Stuff It’s been awhile, but I’m back with more advice! First, a bit of updating. I’ve done some pondering and planning, and I’ve decided to keep this blog going as my advice to freelancers blog. Awhile back I’d mentioned that I might split off and take this to a new…

Why I Hate the Word “Lucky”

I’d love to come back from an absence with a more positive title, but this one is important. It’s been getting on my nerves for a long time. This week, however, I’ve heard it so often I just had to write about it. The word “lucky” gets used quite often, and the way it’s used…

Group Experiment: Who’s In?

Recently, I was talking to someone who told me they would write for sites like Constant Content if they could just figure out what to write about. This person was convinced that she couldn’t create sellable content unless she put hours and hours into researching, and she just didn’t have that kind of time. I…

The January Kindle Experiment

As many of you know, I’m currently writing a series for freelance writers called A Freelance Writer’s Guide To. The series is planned out, the first book, A Freelance Writer’s Guide To Researching, is already published, and the second book, which is all about marketing, is already underway. The eBook series will have about 10 books when…

An Introduction to Writer’s Market

I think Writer’s Market is one of the most helpful tools you can have as a freelance writer. It’s essentially a directory of all the publications in the Universe. Okay, maybe not the Universe, but close enough. Whether you’re looking for consumer magazines, trade magazines, fiction publications, or book publishers, you can find them on Writer’s Market.

Writer’s Market is also a great resource because it tells you things you can’t really find out anywhere else. Like whether or not a publication accepts freelancers, if they pay on publication or on acceptance, and how much per words they pay you.